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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Can a no bail warrant get dismissed?

    I got into a car accident and was charged with a DUI and also Ag. Bat. of a Police officer. No one was injured besides myself. I was drugged but that's besides the point. Anyways i went to 5 court dates for the prelim and Cop that was subpoenaed n...

    Judy’s Answer

    Show up in court with your lawyer and most likely the warrant will be quashed and recalled. You have a lawyer. All questions should be directed to your lawyer.

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  • Can my ex lower his obligation for before school expenses because I moved, despite us having a court order?

    My ex is refusing to split equally (50/50) the cost for before and after school expenses. He says its my problem I moved 40 minutes away and that made him "unavailable" to watch her. He is calculating the amount based on 20 minutes only saying t...

    Judy’s Answer

    Distance and transportation have no bearing on after school expenses unless there is a specific provision for such costs in your parenting or other order. Go speak with your lawyer and discuss your options and get further advice. Not enough information is furnished here to answer your question.

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  • Need advice...

    I want to inquire about a Non compete agreement with my current employer and my notice period. At the time of signing the contract I was in the state of Texas and have moved to IL to accepe the job offer. I had signed an employment agreement that ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Without a review of the actual agreement(s) you signed, it is not possible to answer with certainty. Take your document(s) to an employment attorney for a full review and advice.

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  • Guardian ad litem

    What are the duties for the guardian ad litem in probate court? Is the guardian ad litem suppose to be neutral between the parties when they investigate the issue or does the guardian ad litem suppose to favor the party the petition is against?

    Judy’s Answer

    The duty of the guardian ad litem is to conduct an investigation and to protect the interests of the ward or the estate. The GAL is the eyes in the ears of the court and owes no duty to the petitioner or any other interested person or party.

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  • Convicted of a dui in ga in 2004.I had an illinios d l at the time .that was suspended after 10 years why cant I get my d l back

    no fines, I was put on probatition which was revoked and spent 3 months in jail and came out free and clear. after 11 years im being told I still cannot get my d l back.I know for fact I don't owe fines court costs or anything.please some advice

    Judy’s Answer

    The best advice anyone can give you is to hire an attorney to help you straighten out this mess. There are a number of outstanding attorneys in the greater Cook-Will area who handle reinstatement and SOS matters. Speak to several and hire the one you like the best. You will probably need a formal hearing.

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  • Purchase of a condo in NYC

    I am a foreign and want to buy a condo in NY. Can I sign the original contract in my country and send the original to the seller? Do I have to attend the closing personally or can I empower somebody in NY to attend on my behalf?

    Judy’s Answer

    If you otherwise qualify to purchase a condo in NY, you can execute all documents and send them to your NY attorney for presentation at or before the closing as needed. You really need a lawyer in NY who handles real estate transactions and will probably be asked to sign a limited power of attorney. If you are out of the country and looking to purchase in NY, why did you indicate a Chicago address? Most NY lawyers will not see your inquiry.

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  • Am I liable for a dog attack?

    I have pitbulls that are out in my back yard quite often. I have a 6 foot fence with a gate that I keep locked, and a sign that warns that there are dogs in the yard. Recently, someone broke through my gate and stole one of my dogs. We are work...

    Judy’s Answer

    If someone breaks into your property, particularly if they provoke your dogs, you certainly have a defense. Until your fence I s properly repaired, do not leave your dogs alone outside. It would be best to walk them on a leash, even in your own yard, until you are properly and completely fenced. Furthermore, dogbite may be covered by your homeowners insurance but you should check with your carrier before anything happens.

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  • Do grandparents have visitation rights?

    My in laws have a history in severe child abuse (tying their children to a chair and beating them, making them stand on their feet for days, feeding them only oatmeal as a punishment etc.) I've witnessed my mother in law beating one of her other g...

    Judy’s Answer

    With few exceptions, grandparents do not have visitation rights. As a parent, you have every right as well as the responsibility to protect your children to the best of your ability. If their grandparents are to spend time with your children, make sure you or another trusted adult are present to observe and protect the kids. You may also decline any visitation but the children's father may object.

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  • Should I seek a attorney or just let it be?

    Just last week a supervisor at my Job(A major shipping company) walked up to me and stated that another employee looks like a (racial slur). In which my ethnic background this word is used towards us as a derogatory name. Being shocked and in disb...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have no viable lawsuit against the former employee as you have no damages. You did the right thing by reporting that employee.

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  • First time ticket (with court date) for talking on the cell phone in Illinois

    My wife got this ticket and is her very first ticket. The officer has given a court date & time on the ticket. (Not sure why). She is out of the country now and wouldn't be back until a month after the court date. What are her options? Since it is...

    Judy’s Answer

    A first offense cell phone violation is not a moving violation. The easiest and least costly way to resolve the issue is to mail in the fine and be done with it. Tell your wife not to talk on her cell phone again because she will not get the same break a second time.

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